Classic and Contemporary Readings in Sociology

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Ian Marsh / Rosie Campbell / Mike Keating  
Publisher
Prentice Hall
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
381
Pub.-date
August 1998
ISBN13
9780582320239
ISBN
0582320232
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Description

This text examines sociological theories and arguments, providing extracts of primary source material, from both classical and contemporary theorists. Theorists are analysed within their historical and sociological framework and the text provides an analysis of developments within sociological thought and research

Features

  • Uses original sources throughout the text to highlight past and present sociological works.
  • Adopts an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on the perspectives within sociology, social policy, anthropology, history and psychology.
  • Pedagogically organised to feature an introduction which provides an overview of theory, placing theory within its historical and sociological context and each of the readings is then preceeded by a summary highlighting the key points and issues.
  • Promotes student learning, with questions at the end of each reading providing the basis for critical thinking and discussion.
  • Features activities which allow students to critically think about the readings, prompting them to analyse the connections between differing theories and theorists.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Part I: Origins and Concepts

Part II: Sociological Theories

Part III: Differences and Inequalities

Part IV: Sociological Research

References

Index

Author

This text examines sociological theories and arguments, providing extracts of primary source material, from both classical and contemporary theorists. Theorists are analysed within their historical and sociological framework and the text provides an analysis of developments within sociological thought and research